Where do you think the virus come from?
February 23, 2009 10:08am CST
There are millions of virus threatenting your computer at any time especially while your computer's connection with the Internet. Your computer could be dead in a blink of time without the protection of fire wall and anti-virus software. Sometimes I wonder where these virus come from since we know only few" expert" could produce it. And there is rumour spreading that it's the the company of anti-virus that is controling evething behind. What's your opnion?
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• Guangzhou, China
26 Feb 09
I have a big doubt that most computer virus are from the anti-virus companies. Try to think that making the computer virus needs a professional programming technology. Besides, you may not earn something from it but you have to spend long time making it. Is it worth? I think most people don't want to waste time for it. Whereas the anti-virus companies need to survive, and therefore they have to create different computer virus. Since they produce it, they are the first one to release method to kill it. This is how they can make a profit. I love China
24 Feb 09
Hi there, Yeah, viruses are always threats to our computer system. But if we pay attention carefully, the majority of viruses attacks windows system. The rumour is that viruses are made by those working with unix/linux. I am not sure it is true or not but it seems logical. As you have mentioned, there are rumours that actually the anti-virus company also contributes to the spreading of viruses.
23 Feb 09
I also believe that antivirus company make viruses for their own sake. Way back, viruses came from accidentally made codes that can possible destroy your computer. Now, there's trojan. The possible purpose of trojans is to collect private info to infected computers that hackers sell it on black market for other means.
23 Feb 09
Oh come on don't be so rude to those viruses. They don't come from anywhere, they are injected by someone for someone. Ok lemme give you an example. If a girl ditches a boy(a programmer) who loved her a lot, then the boy might give the girl a virus for her pc as a good bye gift. Now a virus is just a program, a software that is programmed to do things that we don't want our pc to do. Some of the more powerful viruses stay in the pc for a very long time, multiply, spread to other pc's through usb devices and then attack all of a sudden. I don't think you should blame the anti virus companies, they just identify a common programming code in viruses and make the virus definition. An anti virus just compares these definitions with all the files on your pc and then deletes if it finds a match. So basically to answer your question, viruses are a result of anger or hatred or revenge in the mind of a programmer... Thats what i think. LOL...